Topic: Low Vision

Research Projects

A nuanced understanding of the strategies that people who are blind or visually impaired employ to perform different instrumental activities of daily living (iADLs) is essential to the success of future visual accessibility aids.

How are visual acuity and daily activities affected by visual impairment? Previous studies have shown that vision is altered and impaired in the presence of a scotoma, but the extent to which patient-specific factors affect vision and quality of life is not well understood.

How do people’s navigatioal abilities change in stressful conditions? How can we best train them for these situations? And how can vision augmentation be employed to improve situational awareness?

Researchers Interested in This Topic

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Michael Beyeler
Assistant Professor

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PBS

Byron A. Johnson
PhD Student

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CS

Melani Sanchez-Garcia
Postdoctoral Scholar

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PBS

Lily Turkstra
Junior Specialist

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PBS, COMM

Lexie Van Os
Research Assistant